Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority

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Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA)
Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) Logo.png
Agency overview
Formed 7th December, 1982
Jurisdiction Government of Pakistan
Headquarters Terminal 1
Jinnah International Airport
Annual budget 27 billion PKR (as of 2012)[1]
Agency executive Mr. Muhammad Ali Gardezi (Secretary Aviation / Chairman PCAA Board)
Parent agency Aviation Division,
Cabinet Secretariat,
Government of Pakistan
The headquarters of the Civil Aviation Authority is located at Pakistan's largest airport, Jinnah International Airport

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) (Urdu: پاکستان سول ایوی ایشن اتھارٹی‎)[2] is a regulatory authority, which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in Pakistan. Nearly all civilian airports in Pakistan are owned and operated by the PCAA. PCAA's head office is situated in Terminal-1 of Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.[3]

PCAA is a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Air Traffic[edit]

Pakistan's Airspace is divided into two Flight Information Regions (FIRs).[4]

  • Karachi FIR
  • Lahore FIR

Air Crash Investigations[edit]

PCAA safety investigation board held two air crash investigations. [5]


According to Service Performance Survey (SPS), a recent survey conducted by Singapore Airlines, the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore is ranked the world’s leading airport in terms of service performance out of 18 airports from around the world, including Dubai Airport, Cape Town Airport, Mumbai Airport and Campbell Town Airport UK for its good terminal services and effective management.

Major traffic flows by airport[edit]

The following table provides details of the major traffic flows by Airport in Pakistan in terms of passenger numbers, aircraft movements, cargo as well as mail during the year 2007. The results were collected by the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan[6]

Airport Aircraft movements (Number) Passengers (Intl & Domestic) Cargo handled (M. Tons) Mail handled (M. Tons)
Jinnah International Airport - Karachi 52,990 6,081,448 169,124 2,953.13
Benazir Bhutto International Airport - Islamabad 48,110 3,035,966 53,950 579.67
Allama Iqbal International Airport - Lahore 39,634 3,091,590 74,664 1,683.79
Bacha Khan International Airport - Peshawar 13,234 890,942 10,537 47.98
Quetta International Airport - Quetta 2,736 284,829 1,513 32.42
Multan International Airport - Multan 19,379 240,573 1,273 49.52
Gwadar International Airport - Gwadar 1,507 29,379 63 1.15
Faisalabad International Airport - Faisalabad 2,832 189,339 971 30.70


Civil Aviation Training Institute (CATI), Hyderabad works under Civil Aviation Authority. CATI is accredited by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and is member of ICAO TRAINAIR programme.[7]

Civil Aviation Training Institute (CATI) provides training in the disciplines of :

  • Air Traffic Services
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Communication Operations
  • Aviation Management & Administration
  • Rescue and Fire Fighting Services
  • Electromechanical Engineering

The institute was established in 1982 to fulfill training requirement of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority and that of the fellow countries of the region.[8]

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